Theodore R. Bayer L’66

Distinguished LecturerDistinguished Lecturer

Theodore R. Bayer L’66 is a Distinguished Lecturer teaching a residency course in Mediation Law.

He is a practicing attorney, mediator, and arbitrator in Miami, FL. His law practice has focused on general civil and commercial matters, with an emphasis on real estate and business transactions. When necessary, he has helped his clients resolve their disputes through litigation, as plaintiffs or defendants.

Bayer has been active in alternative dispute resolution since 1983, when he became a neutral arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, currently focusing on consumer and commercial cases. He became a Florida Supreme Court certified arbitrator in 1995, an arbitrator for the National Arbitration Forum for business cases in 1999, a certified umpire for the Windstorm Insurance Network in 2010, and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for securities cases in 2013.

He has been a mediator since 1993, when he was certified by the Florida Department of Financial Services as a mediator for cases involving property, casualty, and automobile claims. He became certified as a Circuit Mediator for all civil cases by the Florida Supreme Court in 1995, as a mediator for condominium disputes by the Florida Division of Condominiums in 1997, and as a mediator for residential mortgage foreclosure cases in 2010.

After completing his active-duty training in 1967, Bayer served in the United State Army Reserves for six years. While doing so, he practiced law in New York City with the law firm of Robert J. Eliasberg, counsel to the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

In 1972, Bayer moved to Miami where he has continually practiced law for more than 50 years, solving problems for individuals, businesses, estates, and community associations. Since 1998, he has been AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Bayer received a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 1966.